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Taco Bell #3776

Taco Bell #3776
410 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL 32953
(321)459-1967

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3 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 5377741
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Inspection Number: 2440450
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-12-4 Basic.Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
29-18-4 Basic.Drain cover(s) missing. Mop sink. **Corrected On-Site**
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Hat on boxes in dry storage. **Corrected On-Site**
36-24-4 Basic.Several Small holes in walls, dish area. **. Repeat Violation**
29-43-4 High Priority.No vacuum breaker on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet.

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 5377242
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Inspection Number: 2421532
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-24-4 Basic.Small Holes in walls throughout. **Warning** still remains several in dish area above 3 bay sink and by mop sink.

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 5323320
Inspection Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2421532
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Scoop in cheese **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-24-4 Basic.Small Holes in walls throughout. **Warning**
03D-02-4 High Priority.Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. **Warning**
01B-26-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale. **Warning**
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Establishment opens at 7 **Warning**
53A-01-5 Intermediate.Manager lacking proof of food manager certification. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www. Myfloridalicense. Com/dbpr/hr/food-lodging/managercertification. Html. **Warning**
53A-05-5 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www. Myfloridalicense. Com/dbpr/hr/food-lodging/managercertification. Html. **Warning**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 4991266
Inspection Date: Friday, December 20, 2013
Inspection Number: 2308485
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 5126649
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Inspection Number: 2369862
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. Front counter
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling in disrepair. Leak
36-33-4 Basic.Ceiling tile in disrepair. Ceiling tile water damage
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Doors on sink in kitchen
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There are small holes by the co2 tank
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. The door jam in the dish area is rusty
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. There is a small amount of food debris on the wall by the co2 tank in the dish are
36-29-4 Basic.Wall soiled with mold like stain behind the soda machine
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The sides of the taco shell cooler have slight grease buildup

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 4991267
Inspection Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2308486
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 6
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling in disrepair. There is water damage on the ceiling in dry storage
36-45-4 Basic.Ceiling soiled with accumulated dust. The ceiling in the dining room has dusty air conditioning vents
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. There is an employee drink on the cutting board. Corrected on site
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. There is a cracked cover plate in the dish area
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. There are numerous tiles falling off the wall near the rear door
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There is a small hole above the handsink in the wall

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 5126649
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Inspection Number: 2369862
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. Front counter
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling in disrepair. Leak
36-33-4 Basic.Ceiling tile in disrepair. Ceiling tile water damage
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Doors on sink in kitchen
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There are small holes by the co2 tank
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. The door jam in the dish area is rusty
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. There is a small amount of food debris on the wall by the co2 tank in the dish are
36-29-4 Basic.Wall soiled with mold like stain behind the soda machine
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. The sides of the taco shell cooler have slight grease buildup

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 4991267
Inspection Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2308486
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling in disrepair. There is water damage on the ceiling in dry storage
36-45-4 Basic.Ceiling soiled with accumulated dust. The ceiling in the dining room has dusty air conditioning vents
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. There is an employee drink on the cutting board. Corrected on site
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. There is a cracked cover plate in the dish area
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. There are numerous tiles falling off the wall near the rear door
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. There is a small hole above the handsink in the wall

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 4741678
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Inspection Number: 2246050
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-05-1 Observed single-service articles improperly stored. Cup in customer sneeze range
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. **. Repeat Violation**
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Light stains has water stains in light shield bathroom

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 5286720
Inspection Visit ID: 4539734
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Inspection Number: 2150529
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
17-08-1 Critical.- Observed incorrect chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. Quat strips with chlorine sanitizer corrected on site
22-18-1 Critical.- Observed heavy build up of food debris in chill containers stored in reach in freezer
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Wet nesting
29-18-1 Drain covers missing on floor drains in dish washing area
30-02-1 Critical.- Vacuum breaker mising at y connector in mop sink
53A-01-2 Critical.- Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 4030852
Inspection Visit ID: 4373158
Inspection Date: Monday, November 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 2117128
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-09-1 Critical. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Corrected On Site.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of moderate slime on ice dispensing nozzles at dining room and drive thru station. Corrected On Site.
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. Observed leaking flush valve on men's urinal.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 4030852
Inspection Visit ID: 4274686
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 2054122
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-32-1 Observed bottom door sandwich line cooler gasket torn/in disrepair on north side of line.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of black mold-like substance on and above soda dispensing nozzles at drive thru soda station and dining room soda station. Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Observed employee hand wash signs posted on outside of restroom doors;signs need to be posted inside of each restroom to remind employyes to wash hands before leaving restroom.
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. Observed coving tile missing/broken by utility sink. Repeat Violation.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Observed standing water and missing grout around tile at floor drain by deep fryer.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment,rear evaporator coil behind fans soiled with accumulated dust in walk-in cooler.
37-19-1 Observed ceiling air conditioning vent covers covered with dust at end of store room.
37-19-1 Observed moldy,water damaged ceiling tiles in paper store room.

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 4030852
Inspection Visit ID: 4033939
Inspection Date: Monday, February 14, 2011
Inspection Number: 2011659
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site. Changed to 100 ppm chlorine. Repeat Violation.
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb on mop sink with black hose attached.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair,missing baseboard tiles in dish room.

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 4030852
Inspection Visit ID: 4033940
Inspection Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
Inspection Number: 2011660
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of black residue on some soda dispensing nozzles at drive thru fountain. Corrected On Site.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on door gasket below sandwich make line.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 4030852
Inspection Visit ID: 3929263
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Inspection Number: 1941427
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 4030852
Inspection Visit ID: 3697315
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Inspection Number: 1900412
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Observed refrigeration fan unit turned off during inspection. Operator stated unit shutt off by delivery person for 45 minutes and was not turned back on. Corrected On Site.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Corrected On Site.
12A-08-1 Critical. Establishment does not have a written copy of their approved Alternative Operating Procedure for bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Employees must wash hands first before wearing gloves or other effective means of no bare hand contact with ready to eat foods.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of black material behind on ice dispensing nozzles at fountain in dining room.

Inspection For: TACO BELL
License Number: 1502917
License ID: 4030852
Inspection Visit ID: 3697316
Inspection Date: Monday, July 13, 2009
Inspection Number: 1900413
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Observed expired dates on inline water treatatment devices on soda fountain mix station.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of moldlike substance on soda dispensing nozzles and back ledgeson drive thru and dining room soda fountain. Repeat Violation.
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Taco Bell #3776 in Merritt Island Florida may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent restaurant inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at Merritt Island's Taco Bell #3776.

A summary of violations found during inspections are listed in the Food Service Inspection boxes above. Cited are violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants adopted a new three-tiered violation classification system that replaces the "critical" or "non-critical" classification in use up until then. The new system uses the terms "High Priority," "Intermediate" and "Basic" which better define violation information for consumers, making it easier to understand.

In general, High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury. Although the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) uses the term "High Priority", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while Taco Bell #3776 may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure public health and safety.

Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement.

Formally, Critical violations were those that, if not corrected, were more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage. Noncritical violations did not directly relate to foodborne illness risk, but were preventive measures that included practices and procedures which effectively controled environmental conditions. Left uncorrected, noncritical violations could undermine the overall food safety program of an establishment and lead to the development of critical violations.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary.

Violations listed refer to the revelant section of Florida regulation that has been observed to be deficient during the inspection. Each establishment must comply with the language of the inspection statement. For purposes of enforcement and compliance, the DBPR recognizes the status as printed on the inspection form, although the severity of the violation observed may warrant additional action regardless of its "High Priority/Intermediate/Basic" or "critical/noncritical" designation.


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